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WHY A CESMII AFFINITY GROUP

A CESMII Affinity Group is a group of members from the CESMII membership base that has an interest in a particular manufacturing sector or problem. These groups can be formed within a single region, may span several regions, or may encompass the entire Institute depending on the scope of the group. An Affinity Group is charged with examining a manufacturing sector or problem strategically and its members will bring their unique abilities, capabilities, and interests to engage the SM Platform™ as needed or desired. The group will formulate the proper approach to the manufacturing sector or problem for the application of SM technologies. During the CESMII proposal process, this group will develop the plan for the SM Testbed to be executed by the participating members and managed by a RMC.

This plan developed by the affinity groups will result in a concept paper that will be used by CESMII to evaluate the test bed and its affiliated projects for federal funding from the Institute. The concept paper will tie the objectives to the Institute Goals and Priorities identified in the CESMII Technology Roadmap and describe the technical activities envisioned by the affinity group to meet those objectives. After a project is approved, the affinity group becomes an advisory panel for the test bed that helps the RMC review the progress of the project.

For more information please contact the POC or info@cesmii.org

CESMII Strategic Project Development Through Affinity Groups

CESMII Technology Roadmap and Project Development
  1. Provides integrated strategy to optimize manufacturing and increase energy productivity
    • Business Practices
    • Workforce Development
    • SM Technology and the SM Platform™
  2. Currently written at a generalized level with no granularity for manufacturing sectors but it is within these sectors that SM must be implemented
The Role of the RMC in Project Development
  1. Represent the manufacturing sectors of the region to CESMII
    • Inclusion in CESMII Technology Roadmap
    • Regional prioritization of sector needs
  2. Develop and propose test beds in response to the CESMII Technology Roadmap and call for proposals
  3. Manage the test bed projects once awarded
  4. Ensure regional membership is engaged and presented with an opportunity to participate in the Institute and to execute their committed cost share
CESMII Affinity Group Concept

WHAT:
A group of CESMII members having an interest in a particular manufacturing sector, a manufacturing problem within a sector, or a technology.

SCOPE:
They may be regional, multi-regional or national

OBJECTIVE:
Examine the chosen sector or problem strategically

HOW:
Members bring their unique abilities, interests and expertise to engage the SM Platform™ as needed

RESULTS:
A plan to use SM Technologies to meet sector objectives documented in a concept paper proposed to CESMII

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